Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Muddy river

Over the last week and a half I have seen the river go from a descent bite to just about as bad as it can get.  The biggest change to th river has been the  clarity.  With all the recent rain we have had it has turned it into a milk shake color.  Not good for us anglers.   

Last Friday I had the pleasure of taking Darren and John out for some walleye fishing and the trolling bite was decent but not great.  We had several short fish today but it was hard to get the boxers.  Darren and Johns main goal today was to learn techniques to use down in the other pools on the river.  We fished in water depths from 3 to 16 feet today with most of our walleyes coming from the 9 foot range.   Gentlemen it was a great time out there and ill see you this fall .

Saturday was quite the change in the system.  We started out n one of the faster spots from Friday.  By the time the sun came up I really noticed a drastic change in the clarity of the river.  The mud was rolling in.  This made it a challenge to find cleaner water. I fished down river as it rolled in and from one of the places we were getting bites dragging jigs it went down hill while we were fishing in this area.  Lowell, Randy, and Mitchel it was a great time in the boat with you today sorry about Mother Nature kicking our butts today.  

Yesterday, Marty and I headed to lake Pepin to find cleaner water.  Well we found it but the walleyes and saugers down there have so much shad to eat they would not touch our baits today.  However we got into some really nice white bass, giant gills, and nice yellow perch today.  That was a fun time switching up and well worth the trip to the lake.

till the next report good luck out there guys and gals !!!!

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